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Lowering and Suspension

Discussion in 'Wheels / Tires / Brakes / Suspension (All Gens)' started by PokenSomeSmot, Aug 13, 2011.



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  1. PokenSomeSmot

    PokenSomeSmot New Member

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    I own a 96 Civic DX coupe and Im wondering where do i start for lowering a suspension??
     
  2. DeathLens

    DeathLens EM1 Crew Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    springs/struts or coilovers
     
  3. PokenSomeSmot

    PokenSomeSmot New Member

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    What you think is better I dont mind spending a little extra money if its worth it and where you get your bumper will that fit on my car?
     
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  7. PokenSomeSmot

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    Im thinking about lowering my car about 2 to 2.5 inches looking for a decent ride cuz its my dd Do i go with coilovers or spring/struts?
     
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  9. civic49

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    slam it is the only way to roll
     
  10. tony9156

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    I got tein s tech springs on my daily driver, and am really happy with the drop and ride quality. Dropped the car right at about 2 inches. They're on KYB shocks, got the setup for around 500.
     
  11. ek forever guy

    ek forever guy New Member Registered VIP

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    I hope you're kidding.
     
  12. civic49

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    Why would I be kidding?
     
  13. ek forever guy

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    Because slammed is completely impractical. You necessitate high spring rates and stiff damping to avoid jamming your upper control arms. Any car with stiff suspension is going to wear out the already aging oem bushings more quickly and those will need to be replaced or otherwise they will make the ride uncomfortable.

    Slammed is not the only way to roll. It's impractical, uncomfortable, and expensive in terms of car maintenance and potential damage to the cars bumper, lip, etc. You're begging for bushings, tie rods, etc to wear out prematurely.

    There's nothing wrong with being slammed, just don't tout it as the end all be all of honda suspension culture. Not to mention being slammed makes a car handle worse because of the dramatic loss in suspension travel.

    My car isn't even slammed, and I've only got 350lbFront/350lbRear rates. My car I've already deemed as "tolerable" but not fun for daily driving. Taking it easy on every driveway/road entry is not fun. Next year I'd like to buy a TSX to daily drive so I can carry more people around and have a more comfortable commute/etc.
     
  14. civic49

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    Its personal preference....what's fun for one person may not be fun to another...everyone is entitled to their opinion so just because they don't agree with yours doesn't mean their wrong
     
  15. speedygonzales

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    Dang man... he was just stating how he felt and how a lot of other people feel... one of the first things that should get replaced when putting an aftermarket suspension is the busings, with a higher than oem quality bushing... I'm lowered maybe 2 inches front and back cause I tuck very slightly on 17's and if I had the money I would go lower (and yes it is my daily driver) just because I like the way it looks
     
  16. ek forever guy

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    I never said you weren't entitled to your opinion, you just said that one way is the ubiquitous path to the same end for a diverse car community. It just implies a lot given the circumstances. I also never said you were wrong, you simply opened a big can of worms that a lot of people aren't aware of when they slam their cars. I drove a slammed civic all through high school. So I know both types of cars. I can't stand having my car much lower than it is right now and it's not that low:

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    Again, wording is important. I just felt the need for rebuttal with the simplistic notion that one way to do something isn't the end all be all of suspension modification.
     
  17. speedygonzales

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    [/QUOTE]Again, wording is important. I just felt the need for rebuttal with the simplistic notion that one way to do something isn't the end all be all of suspension modification.[/QUOTE]

    But to some people it is and to other people its just an expression to say that their car is lowered more than just an inch... for instance I wouldn't say my car is "slammed" but when you compare it to the stock height it looks a whole heck of a lot lower so comparitvly it is slammed but if I were to compare it to some cars on here there would be the same amount of difference as my car compared to stock
     
  18. civic49

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    Just a big misunderstanding I guess haha car looks clean though dude
     


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